Mobile home owners: Money available for safety improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A $120,000 grant will help make older mobile homes in Idaho safer and more livable. The Idaho Community Reinvestment Corporation and Idaho Housing and Finance Association contributed $60,000 apiece to the Home Safety Grant Program to inspect and repair mobile homes built before 1976.

Grant money is used to address life-safety issues that range from the installation of smoke detectors and emergency exit windows to the inspection and repair of wiring, plumbing and gas connections. To qualify, mobile home owners must be Idaho residents, occupy the home, have proof of ownership and meet income requirements. To apply for a grant, contact one of these partner organizations:

  • In Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone counties, contact Community Action Partnership at (208) 746-3351, (800) 326-4843 or d.eberhardt (at) cap4action (dot) org.
  •  In Adams, Canyon, Payette, Washington, Boise, Gem and Valley counties, contact CCOA Aging, Weatherization and Human Services at (208) 459-0063 or twillden (at) ccoaidaho (dot) org.
  • In Twin Falls, Cassia, Jerome, Gooding, Lincoln, Camas, Blaine and Minidoka counties, contact South Central Community Action Partnership at (208) 733-9354, ext. 1022; (800) 627-1733; or randy (at) sccap-id (dot) org
  • In Franklin, Power, Oneida, Bannock, Bear Lake, Caribou and Bingham counties, contact Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency at (208) 232-1114 or rburgin (at) seicaa (dot) org.
  • In Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, Lemhi, Bonneville and Custer counties, contact Eastern Idaho Special Services Partnership at (208) 522-5391, (800) 632-4813 or bsimmons (at) eicap (dot) org.

Since its introduction in 2000, The Home Safety Grant Program has contributed more than $1 million to improve almost 500 mobile homes throughout Idaho

Idaho Housing and Finance Association is a financial services and housing business organization that improves lives and strengthens Idaho communities by expanding housing opportunities, building self-sufficiency and fostering economic development.

The Idaho Community Reinvestment Corporation (ICRC) is a nonprofit mortgage-banking consortium formed by financial institutions that share a common concern about the housing problems of Idaho’s low- to moderate-income families. ICRC provides permanent financing for affordable rental housing and provides technical assistance to affordable housing sponsors.

Contact:
Katrina Thompson katrinat (at) ihfa (dot) org
Marketing and Communications Manager
208-331-4738

SHARE
Previous articleMore than 55,000 Idahoans qualify for Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction Program
Next article$97,000 grant will help Idahoans prevent foreclosure